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Quick Strikes for Saturday, February 20

Trade talk, trade history, outdoor game history, Deke the Deuce, and comedy-club shenanigans on Sunday Night.

That guy on the right hand side of the photo? Daryl Sydor. The first link to Quick Strikes makes him relevant.
That guy on the right hand side of the photo? Daryl Sydor. The first link to Quick Strikes makes him relevant.
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  • It's the time of the season for trading. Minor moves have helped compel the Bolts further in the past than anyone imagined, including to the title of Stanley Cup Champions. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • In case you don't want to watch hockey on TV on Sunday night when the Bolts play the Carolina Hurricanes, our own Clark Brooks will be participating in a comedy tournament event at Side Splitters Comedy Club at 7 PM. [Facebook]
  • Continuing off the topic of hockey - the drive to raise awareness of Neurofibromatosis Type II continues with the Deke the Deuce campaign. [GoFundMe]
  • Six years ago today was the first ever outdoor AHL hockey game - featuring the Syracuse Crunch. 

  • The latest roundup and summary of things AHL. [Around the A]
  • The World Cup of Hockey returns this summer and roster announcements and such are forthcoming. Here's a projection of Team Canada's participants. [Today's Slapshot][
  • The hottest action figure is about to hit the market - the HoltBeast!! [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • The Dallas Stars current salary cap situation allows them to make acquisitions or a big singular acquisition at the trade deadline. Psst! Stars... make sure it's a rental player as the cap should be going down next season)[Defending Big D]
  • In Montreal, change is needed and the only thing that fans can do is wait for change to take place. [All Habs]
  • P.A. Parenteau as a rental-player acquisition might be solid for one team or another... It just doesn't mean he's done as a Toronto Maple Leaf, potentially. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Former Bolt Teddy Purcell, now on the Edmonton Oilers, could be a trade candidate for the Oil as the deadline nears. [Today's Slapshot]
  • And the white-flag-waving fire sale pitch continues at Canuck's Army. This time, it's Radim Vrbata being pitched with the five top destinations he could go to, [Canuck's Army]
  • As fans, you have to have faith and trust in a coach for team success. Now try to imagine parents going by this regarding teams their children play on. This becomes quite an obstruction -- parents challenging coaches. [I Love to Watch You Play]
  • The NWHL had equipment issues go viral through Twitter. The story's been updated with a direct league reaction to the situation. [Today's Slapshot]
  • It's just summary of the past week in NWHL/CWHL antics but you know what? The title alone makes it worth linking to: "Hockey Tonk Women"... [The Committed Indian]